Weekly News 19.05.24

Dear Friends,

Here are some notices about what is coming up in the next few weeks.

A little word 

‘When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning. But I have said these things to you so that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you about them. John 15.26-27 (NRSV)

This week we celebrate the start of Gods church with the coming of Gods spirit. I always find Pentecost a wonderful reminder of the hope which we carry as Gods people, “the church”. What was born at Pentecost was a hope which people could catch hold of which was different and, dare I say, exciting. The Spirit, is the one who will testify to the reality of the person of Jesus. It was more than a reassurance for Jesus’s nearest and dearest that there will be something to reminder him by. It was going to be an active empowerment which, as we see from Jesus baptism, enables and provides. I also like to imagine how as the spirit rested on people, and God’s church grew, the fruits of the spirit became more evident in peoples lives as a testimony in itself to the person of Jesus. That hope that seemed almost contagious for the first believer’s is the same hope we offer and share today. Let’s be encouraged this Pentecost and thank God for the gift of his Spirit.

Things to pray for

  • For God’s spirit to be evident in our lives over the coming days and weeks.
  • For the spirit to empower the church throughout the world to fight against injustice.
  • For Pip and Ali and family as they celebrate their daughter Grace’s wedding this weekend.

Sunday services 

9.15am Sunday Gathering

10.30am Holy Communion


Readings: John 15.26-27, 16.4b-15 & Acts 2.1-21

Our provision for children, CoGs, runs this week.

Join us for refreshments after the service

7pm Reflective

this week is a contemplative communion week themed around the story of Pentecost.

This Week’s Headlines

Prayer Pilgrimage

Sunday 19th May, Christ Church Hillsborough and Wadsley Bridge are hosting a prayer pilgrimage through Ecclesfield Deanery finishing at St Paul’s Wordsworth Avenue. At 12.30pm there will be a sandwich lunch provided at Christ Church Hillsborough and Wadsley Bridge, followed by prayers. After which people will walk and pray through various communities to reach St Paul’s Wordsworth Ave. At 2.30pm we will finish with prayers & refreshments at St Paul’s. All welcome from churches across the deanery.

Big tidy up!

Come and lend a hand on Saturday 1st June from 10am to help clear and tidy the churchyard and grounds. If you want to be able to help but not sure how, don’t worry, there is plenty to do and jobs for all abilities and skills.

Upcoming Events

Harry Baker

We are excited to welcome Harry Baker back to Christ Church Pitsmoor on Tuesday 25th June at 7:30pm. He brings his new tour, Wonderful:

“After a sellout Edinburgh Fringe Run and subsequent 40-date UK Tour, World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker is back with a brand new show celebrating the wonder that is being alive. Featuring brand new poems about death, postcodes and his favourite German wheat bear Schöfferhofer, The maths-loving, TED-talking, German-speaking, battle-rapping, happy-crying, self-bio-writing unashamed human brings his signature playfulness and poignancy that has made him a fan favourite and reached millions of people all over the world.”

What’s on?

Wednesday 10am – Stay and Play in the Welcome Centre.

Thursday 10am – Holy Communion in the Welcome Centre followed by refreshments and Lunch Club.

Friday 1 – 3.30pm – Craft and Chat